Babich ‘Winemakers’ Reserve’ ‘Gimblett Road Vineyard’ Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2013

Syrah from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 01-Sep-2014
Full, very dark, near impenetrable black-hued purple red colour, very youthful in appearance. The nose features rich, ripe, vibrant, blackberry fruit entwined with spicy oak and black pepper. This has a deeply concentrated core that opens to reveal an array of aromas including dark plum, jam and aromatic florals, herbs and exotic spices. Medium-full bodied, sweet and luscious flavours of ripe blackberries, plums and pepper form a tight and intense core. The fruit is vibrant and energetic with integrated acidity and fine-grained background tannin structure in support. The flavours grow, unfolding layers of oak spices and aromatic cedar nuances on a long, lingering finish. This is an elegant, vibrantly juicy and sweet-fruited Syrah with spicy and cedary layers. Serve with Asian and Middle Eastern red meat dishes over the next 5-6+ years. Fruit from the ‘Gimblett Road’ vineyard fermented to 13.4% alc., the wine aged 13 months in 35% new French oak. 18.5-/20 Sep 2014 RRP $30.00

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